“Lighting the way: Perspectives on the global lighting market” (Second edition; 2012) – McKinsey & Company

Executive summary highlights:

"The market is on a clear transition path from traditional lighting technologies to LED."

"Regulation across the globe has become more stringent, fueling the penetration of more energy-efficient light sources."

"LED prices have eroded more aggressively, pulling forward the payback time of LED lighting."

“The inflection point for LED retrofit bulbs in the residential segment, for example, is now likely to be around 2015”

“Forecasts for LED uptake in the residential segment remain high, at almost 50 percent in 2016 and over 70 percent in 2020. Architectural lighting remains the early adopter, and its LED market share is expected to reach close to 90 percent by 2020.”

“The updated McKinsey market model indicates revenues of around EUR100 billion for the global market in 2020”

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